Southampton: Mohammed Salisu backed to attract interest ahead of World Cup

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Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu could put himself in the shop window if he performs to his best in the upcoming World Cup.

That’s according to The Guardian journalist Ed Aarons, who has spoken highly of the Saints star ahead of the showcase in Qatar.

The centre-back has started and finished all but one of the south-coast club’s 12 Premier League games this season.

His WhoScored average match rating of 6.71 this season sees him rank sixth among his teammates and his steady displays saw the 23-year-old earn his first national call-up with Ghana.

Having been given the opportunity by manager Otto Addo this close to November’s tournament you would expect to see Salisu on the plane to the Middle East.

When asked whether Salisu could attract suitors with his performances at the World Cup, Aarons told GIVEMESPORT: “Yeah, potentially. I like what we’re seeing from him as he’s stood out every time I’ve seen Southampton and he’s good with the ball at his feet as well which is always so important. So yeah, we will have to see.”

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The Saints triggered a £10.9m release clause in Salisu’s contract to take him from Real Valladolid back in 2020.

He has gone on to make 63 appearances for the club, starting 52 times in the Premier League with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side losing seven of the nine fixtures he hasn’t played since making his debut.

Last term he ranked first for tackles within the team (WhoScored), joint-first for interceptions and second for clearances.

He has become an influential figure at St.Mary’s but whether this is his breakout tournament or not remains to be seen although his current employers will surely be hoping he sticks around.

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